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''It's pretty heinous over here''

The Picton chief fire officer said he was nearly blown off the road as he drove past Koromiko this morning

Rain ruins harvest

A Seddon vineyard worker has spoken of the frustration vineyard staff feel as heavy rain ruins harvest.

If at first you don't succeed ....

12:15pm ''I think the award of the day for dogged determination goes to the crew of Stena Alegra,''

Woman woken by burglar

Burglar "If I'd had pyjamas on I would have confronted him, I was so angry."

Police 'monitoring' Seddon

Police said in an email response to questions from the Express that the overall crime rate in Seddon was decreasing.

Crash near Rai Valley

crash A 67-year-old woman was believed to be seriously injured after a crash involving a log truck and a car on SH6

Weather updates

The Picton chief fire officer said he was nearly blown off the road as he drove past Koromiko this morning

Poppy day volunteers out today

The annual RSA Poppy Appeal started today in Blenheim as an army of volunteers took to the streets to sell red poppies.

Aratere ferry rudder problems

Beacon saves the day

Matt Harris

Drivers urged to take care

A four kilometre tolerance on the roads begins today at 4pm and runs until 6am next Monday, the weekend after Anzac Day.

Karting elite flock to Blenheim

The country's top karters will be in Blenheim over Easter weekend contesting the Cresswell Electrical-backed KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships meeting.

Two golds cap off successful series

Marlborough swimmers completed a successful campaign in the State NZ Ocean Swim Series when they claimed two more gold medals in the sixth and final event on Auckland's North Shore on Saturday.

O'Fagan the jewel in the crown

Hirshfeld scoops the loop

Clay Wilson

Clay Wilson departs

Isn't it funny how things have a way of working out.

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Love transcends language barrier

Enkhnasan Chuluunbaatar Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in New Zealand.

Conversations that count

One Tuesday morning while studying for exams, I dropped my nan while trying to lift her back to bed from the toilet.

Winemakers work their magic

Beach bum made good in revue

Pierre Casenave

Vintner tries luck with pinot

A French winemaker from famous Champagne house Veuve Clicquot is working his magic at Cloudy Bay's winery.

Editorial : Improved processes

Little wonder teachers are protective of the Teachers Council. It's probably only polite since it has been so very protective of them.

Living the lifestyle: living the dream

The recent public indignation initiated by Paula Bennett's statement that the benefits of 21,000 beneficiaries have been cut for travelling overseas beggars belief.

The kindness of strangers

Editorial : Fun with dignity

Stena Alegra

Letters : Ferry's a lemon

The Aratere has turned out to be a lemon. The Stena Alegra would seem to have the same possibility

Rain frustrates wine industry

harvest Rain continues to cause stress for Marlborough's wine industry, but it's not only growers and wineries feeling the pain.

Who can trade at Easter?

Shops, restaurants and cellar doors are busy organising what days they will close to avoid getting hit with an Easter trading fine.

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Moteliers all smiles

Accommodation providers are feeling positive, with new figures showing guest nights for February were the highest on record.

NEIGHBOURHOOD SUPPORT: John Veitch, right,  and  Andrew Groom keep in touch with their Condell Ave neighbours via email.

Community calendar

Things to see, do and enjoy in Marlborough

Kayden Burden

Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough

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Weekly arts diary

Art. Theatre, Workshops and Performances in Marlborough this week

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Opinion poll

Do you think shops should be able to open for the whole of Easter?

Yes - forcing them to close is silly

No - workers need a day off

Vote Result

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